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Over Under


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ISBN13: 9780887767906
ISBN10: 0887767907
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Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter explore opposites in this gorgeous introduction to modern art for small readers. Cut paper images introduce children to color, form, and design as they explore tall giraffes and short mice, squares and circles, light day and dark night.

An art book as well as a sound learning tool, Over Under is stunningly simple and simply stunning.

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About the Author

Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. She has written six novels, including the critically acclaimed works of historical fiction, Mable Riley and Earthly Astonishments. Jocelyn has also written a nonfiction account of the Foundling Hospital in London, England, entitled, A Home for Foundlings. She has created eight picture books, one of which, Hannahs Collections, was shortlisted for a Governor Generals Literary Award for Illustration. Jocelyn has also edited two collections of short stories. Marthe Jocelyn divides her time between New York and Stratford, Ontario.

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Jennifer Starkman, July 7, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Starkman)
As is obvious from the list of baby & toddler books that I have recommended on this web site, it takes a great deal for a board book to leave enough of an impression on me that I would include it on that list. They are, by their very nature, often bereft of any real story at all, and it is a rare exception to the rule that includes vocabulary or art that is worth overlooking that lack of narrative.
Over Under not only left an impression on me, it actually went so far as to prove me wrong in thinking that narrative flow was something one could not reasonably expect from an infant board book. Despite being limited to a word or three per page, Marthe Jocelyn somehow manages to make the text flow, both in a rhythmic sense and in that it feels like a story is being told, if only in the sparest, bare bones sort of way.
First published as a regular, full-sized picture book, the back of Over Under describes it as: ?A first opposites book, a first art book.? This is not an exaggeration, and my feeling is that Tom Slaughter?s stark, brightly-coloured pictures serve the book even better in its new board book format than they did in the previous edition, simply because they are clear, simple, and colourful enough to catch and keep the interest of even an infant who picks up this little cardboard gem to chew on or flip through by him- or herself.
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Tundra Books (NY)
English language
Slaughter, Tom
illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Slaughter, Tom
Jocelyn, Marthe
Concepts - Opposites
Space perception
Size perception
Board books.
Children s Picture Books-Concepts General
Publication Date:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
up to K
7.20x5.64x.34 in. .28 lbs.
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